You might not be the type to go all out this Halloween with cobwebs, fog machines, and yard decorations that heckle at passersby. But you can still be festive with a simple yet darkly gothic wreath. Wreaths are the ultimate non-decoration for any festivity; they're not fussy or complicated but they do give your front door some holiday curb appeal. To make this black grosgrain ribbon wreath from The Long Thread, all you'll need is a 12-inch foam wreath form, 24 yards of 1 1/4-inch black grosgrain ribbon (yes, that's a lot of ribbon!), scissors, and a measuring tape. To learn the steps,
- To begin, cut your ribbon into 45 to 50 16-inch pieces, and one piece of 48-inch ribbon.
- Tie one piece of the 16-inch ribbon in a messy knot around the wreath form by folding right over left twice, pulling in the opposite direction.
- Continue this until you've tied all the small pieces of ribbon, pushing them close together in between.
- The wreath should be full; if not, cut and tie more small pieces of ribbon.
- Now, tie and knot the long piece of ribbon around the wreath, leave a long loop and tie another knot at the other end.
- If there are any frayed edges trim them, and make sure the ribbon pieces are relatively the same length.
- Now, hang the wreath!